Haute Couture Dog Sling by Robin Abdullah
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Haute Couture Dog Sling

August 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
gauge is not important
6.0 mm (J)
5.0 mm (H)
2000 - 2020 yards (1829 - 1847 m)
one size for a small dog
This pattern is available for $5.50 USD buy it now

Do you have a little companion that you carry with you everywhere? How would you like a beautiful handmade dog sling? Complete with small pillow. The strap is adjustable. The pouch is reversible. You can make this sling manly or feminine. Customize it for your dog and your favorite colors.

Designed to be comfortable for both you and your companion – make yourself one today!

Pattern Notes

Knowledge of Tunisian is assumed. TSS is the stitch that is used with several different return pass stitches. If you don’t know Tunisian then the only stitch you need to learn is the Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS). The pattern will explain the rest.

The pattern is rated intermediate because of the different elements involved to make the pouch NOT the complexity of stitches.

Small Pillow is optional and designed to fit inside the pouch, if desired.

Hooks Needed

US Size J or 6.0 mm afghan hook
US Size J or 6.0 mm regular hook
US Size H or 5.0 mm regular hook

Dimensions for dog sling

Strap – 36 in/91.5 cm long, fully adjustable
Pouch – 21 in/53 cm wide by 31 in/79 cm long

Hardware (purchase at local hardware store)

2 – 2 in/5 cm Nickel–Plated O-Rings, Load limit 200 lbs/90 kgs
1 – 1.75 in/4.5 cm Stainless Steel Quick Link, load limit 880 lbs/399 kgs
1 – 2.5 in/6.4 cm Carabiner (Aluminum Spring Link)
36-40 inches of 1.5 in/3.8 cm plastic chain

Fiber – includes sling, comfort cover for strap, optional pillow

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Stripes, In Motion (color), 100% cotton, worsted weight, 9.8 oz/280 g, 470 yds/429 m
Used: 913 yds/835 m

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, Mod Pink (color), 100% cotton, worsted weight, 14 oz/400 g, 710 yds/400 g
Used: 1065 yds/974 m

Bernat Bling Bling, Cabaret Crimson, 100% nylon, bulky weight, 1.75 oz/50 g, 90 yds/82 m
Used: 30 yds/27.3 m

Alpaca Fleece used for stuffing the pillow. Any appropriate pillow stuffing will work.
Used: 1.75 oz/50 g

This dog sling was designed to hold the dog without stretching. There is a lot of room for the dog to cuddle up and go to sleep. You can even sling this pouch from some branches outside - take it camping with you and keep your wee dog safe.

The strap is adjustable so that multiple people can use it easily.